Electronics companies turn to the gray markets as HDD shortages worsen

hdd supplys worsen,floods in thailand,hdd gray marketHard disc drives are becoming rarer than hens teeth due to the floods in Thailand, and PC vendors have began desperately searching any and every avenue that may lead to a steady supply including scouring the gray markets!

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Digitimes are reporting a sharp increase in prices for HDD’s over the past few weeks with 500 GB HDD’s shooting up in price from $45 to $100.

PC makers are apparently panic buying to fill their HDD inventories, with operational factories straining to keep up with demand, working at up to double their regular capacity.

The shortages are also expected to boost the demand for SSD equipped laptops and ‘ultrabooks’ such as Asus super thin Zenbook and Apple’s Macbook Air.

Via: Digitimes

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